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Common Core Top Pick for Math
- Measurement and Data
- Numbers and Operations in Base 10
- Operations and Algebraic Thinking
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Perfect for your kinesthetic kindergartners! Help young learners grasp key math skills, and provide differentiated math practice through the fun, hands-on activities in these 12 centers. Each full-color center focuses on a skill from a Common Core State Standards math domain, such as numbers and counting, data, operations, measurement, and geometry.
The easy-to-assemble centers are stored in pocket folders, making them easy to use at a table, desk, or quiet area in the classroom. After a teacher or classroom aide models how to use a center, students can complete the activity independently, in pairs, or with the guidance of the teacher.
Each of the 12 centers includes:
- full-color center mats and task cards
- an overview with lesson objectives
- a student direction page that explains the center activity
- a written practice activity
- a center checklist to record each student’s progress
- an increase in the variety and complexity of activities to practice each skill in alignment with Common Core State Standards.
- leveled tasks within some centers so that tasks progress in difficulty.
- an illustrated math concept or rule for every center to support visual learners and keep the focus on the targeted math concept or skill.
Numbers and Counting
- Count and write numerals to 20
- Sequence numbers within 100
- Use one-to-one correspondence to count sets with up to 20 objects
- Compare sets of 1 to 10 objects to find one less and one more
- Compare numbers within 20 to identify greater than or less than
- Build a bar graph
- Add numbers with sums to 10
- Subtract numbers with differences less than 10
- Build fluency with addition and subtraction facts to 5
- Know the parts of a clock
- Use nonstandard measurement and comparative language
- Sort shapes by attributes
The purpose of this paper is to provide evidence from research studies that support frequent, focused practice as an effective strategy for teaching elementary school children mathematics skills. This paper reviews Daily Math Practice and Daily Word Problems in this context.